Investigators believe a hit-and run driver struck a bicylist and dragged him before leaving the man in the street to die, Atlanta police said late Sunday.
Walter Amey, 54, of Atlanta, was on a bike on Abner Place, not far from his home, around 9 p.m. when he was hit, according to Atlanta police.
Officers and paramedics initially believed Amey had been shot, Sgt. Greg Lyon said Sunday. But after examining Amey at the scene, paramedics determined that the man’s wounds were consistent with being struck by a vehicle and dragged, Lyon said.
Amey was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Amey lived on Abner Place, just a few homes away from where he was struck.
The hit-and-run remained under investigation Sunday evening and no arrests had been made, Lyon said. Investigators were looking for any witnesses to the crash.
Amey’s daughter, Monica Amey, told Channel 2 Action News her father was very athletic and enjoyed biking and running. Her father was returning from a friend’s home at the time he was hit, she said.
“I know everybody has a conscience and I would ask them to at least come forward, say what you did,” Monica Amey told Channel 2. “There is an innocent man, who had family, a daughter. And he was taken.”
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact Atlanta police.
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